Name: Justin Ayers

Position: Service/Collision Center Director

Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Mo

Years with automotive industry: 15 years

Family: Married to a beautiful young lady, have 3 energetic boys, a Male English Bulldog, and a small sensitive Female Malti-tzu (for my wife, so she wasn’t completely outnumbered!)

How do you spend your time on your day off (family aside):  I try to golf as much as I can, do yardwork (I love mowing), and I enjoy smoking and grilling meats!

Hobbies & activities outside of work: Watching the boys play their sports, golfing, yardwork, grilling, playing baseball and coaching my oldest in baseball.

What influenced you to work in the service sector of the automotive industry: My father; he was great at what he did, so I wanted to try and be half as good! He very much challenged me in a lot of aspects of not only the business, employees and customers, but in life itself.

What’s the most challenging aspect of your job: Keeping up with the product lines, new features, updates, new policies, procedures, etc.

Why are you so good at your job: I owe it all to the people I have surrounding me - family, friends, employees and customers.  If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be who I am. Whether they have pushed me, cheered me on, or challenged me – it’s kudos to them.  All a team effort! 

What’s your greatest professional accomplishment: Developing employees; helping them reach their potential.

I like to relax by: Spending time with the family, grilling, and being outdoors.

Favorite car color: Toss-up between silver and white.

One thing most people may not know about you:  I played college baseball.
Community involvement: I am involved in my sons schooling, coaching baseball.